Thursday, March 16, 2006

70th Anniversary of the Federal Register

A recent press release from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) reminds us that the Federal Register, "the daily newspaper of the Federal government," turned seventy years old on March 14. The Federal Register contains: Federal Agency Regulations, Proposed Rules and Notices, Executive Orders, Proclamations, and other Presidential Documents. The release reminds us that

"Since rulemaking has a direct impact on most Americans, what appears in the Federal Register daily is very important to the American people. Evidence of this can be found in the fact that over the past two years, the public has downloaded almost 200 million Federal Register documents each year. During each of the past ten years, the Federal Register has published more than 70 thousand pages of rulemaking documents. In 1936, the Register published 2620 pages for the entire year. Today, the Register publishes that many pages in a typical week."

SOURCE: beSpacific

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